This Thursday evening….

…get ready to sing-a-long to

 a FREE film screening presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center…

HAIRSPRAY

at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs

2300 E Baristo Road Palm Springs, CA

7:30 pm !

FREE!

About Palm Canyon Theater:

Their Mission:  Provide affordable professional entertainment and arts education for the Coachella Valley. 

Bill and Sylvia Layne had been coming to the desert for years with their family to vacation and visit relatives. They recognized that there was a need for high quality, professional, and affordable regional theatre in the greater Palm Springs area.

Exploring potential opportunities, the City of Palm Springs approached the Laynes to look at the old school at Frances Stevens Park and thought that it could be made into a marvelous, intimate setting for live theatre productions. They spent a couple of years working with the City of Palm Springs to secure a lease. Then they spent an intensive year and a half working with family and friends converting the old gymnasium to a 230 seat banked stadium-style proscenium theatre.
Palm Canyon Theatre opened its doors for the first production in the fall of 1997 with “The Desert Song” by Romberg, Harbach, and Hammerstein, setting the stage, as it were, for a series of award winning productions for more than 10 years.Now entering it’s tenth season, Palm Canyon Theatre is on firmer financial footing, and is delighted that its offerings continue to expand. In recent years we’ve been pleased and proud to sponsor Jeanette Knight’s Third Sunday Improv Jam, Second Sunday Shakespeare and Spotlight on Musicals with Nate Brown in Concert. 

About the Film/Play:

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics byScott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 BaltimoreMaryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When  wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. The musical’s original Broadway production opened on  and won eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations. It ran for over 2,500 performances and closed on . Hairspray has also had  national tours, a London West Endproduction and numerous foreign productions and was adapted for a 2007 musical film. The  production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.
For more information on the Camelot Movie Theater, please visit:

www.CamelotTheaters.com

For more information on the Palm Canyon Theater, please visit:

www.palmcanyontheater.org


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